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Sep 12, 2012 5:30pm EDT
is still very volatile. >> absolutely, and going forward the united states is going to have to deal with this. to what extent do we make foreign assistance conditional? if so, on what kinds of behavior is? this is not limited to libya of. this is going to be the case in cairo with egypt's going forward. this is going to be an extremely difficult diplomatic process. there are going to be moments of instability, and this is not going to be short lived. i think we are talking about years and decades of uneasy relationships with regimes that are unable or unwilling to be a partner with the united states. >> you have often said this is going to take time, but we have seen what protests in tunis, protests in libya, protests in egypt, you think the washington establishment has come up with a convincing way of dealing with the arab world in light of the arab spring? >> the short answer is no. part of the middle east is i believe there is a reduction of influence for all outsiders. there is also reduction of influence for authority. it is not clear what governments can control, so i think it
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Sep 20, 2012 7:00pm EDT
, there are conflicting views of beijing's role as banker to the united states government. some see it as a source of leverage, but others see chinese holdings of u.s. debt as an investment with little return. >> it's not invested in their own country. it hasn't been given to their own people. it's a gigantic waste of money. and really, it does not give china leverage over the u.s., because if they used it, they'd only be shooting themselves in the foot. so, in that respect, i think it's as much a symbol of a weak imbalances in the chinese economy as it is of chinese power. >> reporter: and even if the chinese government wanted to sell off u.s. treasuries, it's not clear it could find a buyer. >> the bigger problem is if they announced that they were simply not going to participate in the next treasury auction or the next three or four treasury auctions. that would produce something of a scramble to see who would participate. the result would probably be some increase in interest rates here. >> reporter: but even that seems likely to hurt china as much or more than the united states. china buys u.
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Sep 15, 2012 5:00am EDT
the united states needs to do is take the kind of leadership that will organize the international community to address these crises, and it does not appear that is happening in the way that is productive and it's the result that we want. which is basically not to have the interest at the military level. at least two other feelings, the power vacuum, and ultimately, those who fall into the power vacuum are radical islamists. >> while americans still have widespread support from libya, shown by pro-western demonstrations, they need the help of the libyan government to track down the ambassador's killers. >> with america and now, based on the old strategy or tactics, and that means all the work done by president obama's administration has just disappeared. it is like a waste of time. i believe america successfully manage to pull itself out of the so-called war on terror, which is very important for the future between us and america and the arab world. >> it is also the new arab leaders. they met in europe this week to seek financial assistance. >> we stand against anybody who harbors these fau
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Sep 21, 2012 5:30pm EDT
united states and pakistan. >> ok, when you're at the state department, you revise the u.s. government on relations between pakistan and afghanistan. mousavi video president obama put out, this thing -- you saw the video president obama put up, distancing america from the film. does that help? >> it does help. it is the first time united states is taking this kind of innovative pro-active measure. in some ways, you are trying to use this when already a tidal wave has started. it is hard to stop a tidal wave. >> is there anything washington can do? >> keep engaging on an ongoing basis. not this one a crisis happens. also, when we have disagreements with pakastani, we should explain ourselves to them. we should have kept them engaged. where we see the consequences of the collapse of the relationship as we saw today, then we try to come up with these measures, and often they are good, but they are too little to late. >> is that the problem? we have a short-term policy? >> we decided we should punish them, put pressure on pakistan. well, it worked to an extent, but the consequences also pu
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Sep 7, 2012 5:30pm EDT
to stay as president of the united states. he says he shares the pain and frustration of those who have lost their jobs but have never been more hopeful about america because of its people. this election would be the clearest choice in a generation. >> it will be a choice between two pads for america, between different visions for the future. >> this was not the rhetoric of four years ago. instead it workmanlike presence on the hard path to a better place. he derided his opponent as the same old failed policies of the past. >> have a surplus? try a tax cut. the deficit is too high? try another. stilicho coming on? take to bank tax cuts and rollbacks and regulations and call us in the morning. >> he mocked mitt romney's lack of foreign experience. >> you might not be ready if you cannot visit the olympics without insulting our closest allies. >> scarcely time to catch a breath and both hit the campaign trail. this is what greeted the president. >> we are not better off under president obama. fewer jobs, higher taxes on middle-class. fuel prices have doubled. >> with the romney campaign i
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Sep 3, 2012 5:30pm EDT
. this is a manifestation of that ongoing conflict. the united states has been attacking these elements steadily in recent years through the use of drums and the elements are trying to find ways to strike back. a big maybe the timing is interesting because in the aftermath of the raid, pakistan- u.s. relations hit rock bottom. they're starting to improve, so maybe it is trying to rekindle those tensions. >> his id emboldening militants and pakistan? >> there is a dynamic between afghanistan and pakistan. the united states as tried to get some of these elements to negotiate a peace settlement and they have been unwilling to do that. notwithstanding the united states strategy to appeal some of the elements of the violence strategy in the political process, this war continues. >> can you tell us about the location of today's attack? >> is a major pakistan the city. and what makes it a significant is the proximity to the largely under-governed tribal areas. that is where they are based, where the taliban escape to in the aftermath of u.s. and international intervention. it is the remaining safe haven where th
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Sep 13, 2012 6:00pm EDT
, for responding to this video with violence. >> woodruff: clinton also sought again to distance the united states' government from the film and its maker. the associated press reported that he's been identified as a coptic christian living in california with a checkered legal past. actors in the film said that they were duped, that the blasphemous and offensive dialogue was later dubbed in. and not just muslims, but coptic christians in cairo denounced the film and its apparent intent. >> ( translated ): if it is proven that there is a copt that participated in the making of this movie, the church 100% refuses him. >> woodruff: there were efforts to remove the video from view. the government of afghanistan tried to block youtube access. and in egypt and libya, youtube restricted users from playing the clip. meanwhile, american naval and military assets in the mediterranean, including warships and drone aircraft, refocused on libya, a country they helped liberate last year as part of a u.n.-sanctioned, nato operation. >> woodruff: nancy yousseff of mcclathy newspapers. she has been reporting on th
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Sep 5, 2012 6:00pm EDT
old gymnast led the pledge of allegiance. >> i pledge allegiance, to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. ( cheers and applause ) >> thank you! >> ifill: that was followed by saxophonist branford marsalis performing the national anthem. ray suarez is on the floor now among the delegates, where he's been each night this week. >> suarez: you know, gwen, one of the biggest events of this week is something that isn'tingt going to happen, the long-expected and long-planned-for stadium welcome for president obama tomorrow night where he would give his acceptance speech. because of threatening skies, that has been canceled and moved indoors to the arena where the rest of the convention has been held. well, it means some inconvenience for the people who were set to appear there. it means some inconvenience for the people who were staging the event, but the real problem is with the tens of thousands of people who gave tens of thousands of volunteer hours in order to qualify fo
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Sep 27, 2012 6:00pm EDT
economy. that is why he united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> woodruff: but iran's president, mahmoud ahmadinejad, has long insisted that the country's nuclear program is only for peaceful purposes. and during his own speech yesterday, he denounced potential military action by israel. >> testing new generations of ultra-modern weaponry and the pledge to disclose these armaments in due time is now being used as a new language of threat against nations to coerce them into accepting a new era of hegemony. continued threats by the uncivilized zionists to resort to military action against our great nation is a clear example of this bitter reality. >> woodruff: earlier this week, iran unveiled a new long-range reconnaissance drone and the country's revolutionary guard said it tested new missiles as well. prime minister netanyahu noted that while international sanctions by the u.s. and other countries have hurt the iranian economy, they did not stop its nuclear program. >> there's only one way to peacefully prevent iran from getting atomic bombs. a
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Sep 17, 2012 7:00pm EDT
's accomplished. that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! trade tensions between the united states and china are heating up again. this morning, the two countries challenged each other in the world trade organization. the u.s. is accusing china of illegally subsidizing auto and auto parts exports, and hurting u.s. made goods. and china claims trade laws here, open the door for illegal tariffs on a wide range of chinese products. sylvia hall breaks down what's behind the latest flareup. >> reporter: here in the u.s., the auto and auto parts industries employ about 800,000 american workers. the government says those workers are hurt by the money china gives to subsidize its own auto industry. and in ohio, a key swing state fueled by cars, president obama promised a crack down: >> these are subsidies that directly harm working men and women on the assembly lines in ohio and michigan and across the midwest. it is not right, it is against the rules, and we will not let it stand. >> reporter: the administration said that between 2009 and 2011, the chinese government offered up at least $1 billion in subsidies
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Sep 22, 2012 5:00am EDT
. that is protected in the united states by the first amendment. they just do not have the power to change any of that. the fact that, you know, the secretary of state in the united states saying this film is bad and reprehensible and disgusting -- that is an expression of her opinion. it is not a promise to introduce legislation to curb that. they should listen to the prime minister of turkey, the president of egypt, you know, the pakastani is. all these muslim countries. what they are really seeking is an amendment of the first amendment, and that just is not going to happen. >> should there not the laws against inciting, as it were, religious hatred? there are such laws in some countries -- the united kingdom. presumably those are lots you think should exist, no? >> i do not think that such laws should exist. if you look at the history of the freedom of speech, the freedom of conscience, the freedom of expression in europe and america, this is the culmination of the victory of the individual. it has become one of the most basic human rights. this was not achieved overnight. hundreds of years went b
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Sep 26, 2012 5:30pm EDT
? >> it is an interesting moment when egypt is partially reconstructing it shrek -- its relation with the united states. the military relationship continues, and that has gone on for many years. yet now there is an elected civilian president that is trying to assert the degree of independence at a moment when both sides are now trying to understand the priorities of each other, and the united states is adjusting to an egyptian leader that has to respond to some degree to the wants and desires of his own people. it is a much more high maintenance type of relationship because nothing can be taken for granted in the same way that it was when egypt was essentially a client state. >> president morsi called syria the tragedy of the age. any new ideas there about how to stop the fighting? >> not so much. this is indicative of egypt's position at the moment. more aspirational and ambitious with respect to charting a more independent course, but of course egypt is consumed by domestic affairs, particularly on the economic front. so egypt is not in a position to really exert great influence on the syrian civil w
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Sep 10, 2012 5:30pm EDT
rounded up suspected insurgents are in the hands of the united states. there is still a fundamental dispute between u.s. commanders and the afghan government over what sort of process the afghans will use to continue to detain inmates and how they're going to try to adjudicate the release of some of them. afghanistan does not have on its books any sort of laws to indefinitely detained people for security violations. will they seek to put some of them on trial and release others? >> it is symptomatic of the real breakdown in trust between washington and the afghan authorities in the run-up to this handover. >> what is particularly striking about today's event is that senior nato commanders did not show up. general allan, the american and passenger, none of them were there. it was left to a junior ranking officer to take the american position on the dais. >> at the same time, we have these reports coming now of one london-based group that the taliban are interested in negotiating and it was quickly denied. what do you read in the political side of this? >> president karzai wants to ha
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Sep 11, 2012 5:30pm EDT
the right of free speech and hurts the religious beliefs of others. today in the united states and many places around the world, people stopped to mark the of the 11th anniversary of the september 11 attacks in which nearly 3000 were killed. the president led a moment of silence this morning and then traveled to the pentagon for a ceremony there. in new york, people gathered at the memorial's where twin towers once stood. more than a decade later, where does the greatest threat remained? i spoke with a senior fellow at the center for american progress. before i get to where we are 11 years on, here we are at the council of in ben ghazi in libya, a country that americans helped to liberate from colonel gaddafi, being stormed. it is an indication, is in it, of how strong muslim feelings are around the world and that they can turn against the u.s.? >> yes, and is similar to what we have seen in the -- in afghanistan over the last few years when we have seen the koran being destroyed. or other things like this pastor with inflating opinions. even when we use our military might, we do not ne
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Sep 27, 2012 11:00pm EDT
of the world live in the united states. and we are a consumer goods company, so we sell to where people are and, therefore, when you expect that there is or than 95 percent of the population of the world live outside of the united states you would spec we would have a large business outside of the united states. >> rose: is it primarily coca-cola or is it not the company but the drink or is it all kind of water products that seem mohr in demand than ever? >> i think we talk, we just -- >> rose: what makes the people outside of the united states -- >> we look at ourselves as the number one and premiere beverage company in the world and we have -- we offer 3,000 products, 500 more than, 500 brands and choice i think is the key. >> rose: but how is that change something it has to be changing, is the product mix change something aren't you finding the demand for things you weren't making five years ago? >> yes, and that's why i think choice is great. you have to offer consumers choice. see, what we have -- the way the world has changed is that for the first time in the history of our planet there a
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Sep 28, 2012 6:00pm EDT
than what i think the people of the world expected from the united states of america. and if i'm elected president of this country, i will get us back on a road of growth and prosperity and strength. >> woodruff: today at a campaign event in washington, president obama shared a message of what he called "economic patriotism" tied to a strong middle class. >> but our problems can be solved, our challenges can be met. we've still got the workers in the world, the best universities, the best scientists, the best... we got the best stuff. ( laughter ) we just got to bring it together. >> woodruff: consumer confidence is higher of late, and the president may be getting a boost from voter attitudes. an nbc news/"wall street journal" poll out last week found 42% of americans think the economy will improve in the next year. that's six points higher than a month ago. 18% say the economy will worsen, and almost a third expect it to stay the same. the obama campaign is also pointing to some revised job numbers to make its case. the u.s. bureau of labor statistics said yesterday there were
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Sep 19, 2012 6:00pm EDT
and the united states. there was very little effort to interdict the weapons to stop them from going across the border and, of course, with the death of agent bryan terry and other deaths, we see what the consequences are. >> brown: so the key questions became-- of course, it became a political issue, who is responsible for this, how much were the white house and the attorney general's office involved? so what does the report tell us? >> well, the harshest criticism comes down for an official in the criminal division, his name is jason weinstein. he resigned yesterday under pressure. and essentially he is called out for repeatedly having access to documents, wiretap applications, for instance, he had-- he read summaries of and perhaps didn't read all of it and didn't ask follow-up questions. the inspector general says that, you know, if he knew about an earlier operation called "wide receiver" in the bush administration. now, that was 2006 and 2007 and allowed about 400 firearms to be trafficked. and weinstein finds out about this in early 2009 and instead of making sure it didn't happen ag
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Sep 22, 2012 4:00am EDT
arrived for her first official visit to the united states. her trip comes as the obama administration considers lifting remaining economic sanctions against her country. on wednesday she accepted the congressional medal of honor and met with president obama for the first time. i spoke with her earlier today at the plaza hotel here in new york. and here is that conversation. >> rose: thank you for taking time in a very busy schedule to see us. >> pleasure. >> rose: i have two simple questions. where are you in your life at this moment? and where is your country? >> well, they're not simple questions at all. they're the most difficult questions to answer. if you are asking where i am, of course, i can say i am here. but i think my country and i, we are all at the beginning of the path to democracy. i've often said that this is something that we'll have to construct for ourselves. it's not there smooth and waiting it is something that we have to build up as we go along. >> rose: why dow believe that's true now? >> because we have been given the chance to do it. previously we were not giv
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Sep 11, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the president gives the order that the united states is ready to launch a strike. of course, the israeli counter question was, okay, when would that happen? if iran does not submit to any of the international demand, will you strike? at that point the american administration in all the talks, high-ranking officials have declined on giving any sort of specific promise. >> warner: how does the u.s. election calendar play into prime minister netanyahu's calculations here? >> well, i think it plays quite heavily. prime minister netanyahu would never admit that. but we see a line of increasing tension. some of it is deliberately between the israeli government and the american administration. as close as we get to the election. it is clear that the white house asked israel and put quite a lot pressure not to launch a pre-emptive strike at least not before the elections in order not to create an oil crisis that would damage the obama campaign. on the other hand we know from quite close ties between the republican mitt romney and prime minister netanyahu. i think that netanyahu, close as we get to the e
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Sep 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
problems that we have here in the united states. >> ifill: is there also a problem with coming to some sort of resolution as far as germany and other bank-- money-- money givers go? that somebody else is going to get in line. that if you give greece money, spain is going to be standing there. if you give spain money portugal could be standing there. >> there is this problem of political moral hazard going on which is really, as you say, well, if you give us, let's say, debt relief to greece, well, then you can be pretty sure that other european countries that also have received bailouts will want the same treatment. so what you're trying to do in europe, in minute, is really to-- i believe that ultimately debt relief will have-- further debt relief will have to be given to greece by the euro area governments. but they're really trying to make the road to that so arduous and so terrible that nobody else in europe will really want to go down that route. and as we're looking at greece today-- which has a cumulative decline in g.d.p. of, you know, close to 20% and still dropping-- i think it's
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Sep 5, 2012 5:30pm EDT
of the united states. >> of the 2000 convention, the king of democratic politics past on the bataan. bill clinton will use his enormous popularity to try to give votes to do where rock obama. was a has charisma, and he i wonderful president. >> he had a balanced budget. he knew how we got here. >> he knows what we are looking for in terms of certain ideals. >> prosperity, hope, it was another era when things were better. >> do i miss him? no, we have barack obama. >> in 2008, clinton called obama's claims to oppose the iraq war a fairy tale. >> this question is about which candidate is most likely to return us to full employment. >> in his recent ads, the former president heralded the current one as the champion. good bill clinton appealed to white working-class voters much better than obama did. he cannot win him this election, but he can certainly help. give when bill clinton takes the stage behind me, it will be 20 years to the day since he except in his party's nomination as a presidential candidate in 1992, and since then, he has been a leader of the party, and he has a very big miss
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Sep 13, 2012 5:30pm EDT
deal signed with the united states in 2008. the government is desperate to see it through. india is one of the world's fastest-growing economies, but it also faces a major shortage of power. it is looking for new energy sources for its factories, businesses, and to cater to the needs of its rapidly-growing population. the government believed that nuclear power is one way to address this gap. as is evidenced, not everyone believes it is the only solution. bbc news, delhi. >> it was music to the ears of traders on wall street when the u.s. federal reserve announced bold steps today to help stimulate the american economy. the measures included buying $40 billion worth of mortgage debt per month until the outlook for jobs improves. at the same time, the fed lowered its growth forecast for this year. we have the details. >> business is booming for this country based in five u.s. cities. all of the 75 workers who have been employed in the last two years are the lucky ones. 12.5 million of their parallel -- their fellow americans are unemployed. the real number is probably a lot larger. many h
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Sep 14, 2012 5:30pm EDT
anti-western feeling in a wide swath of the world. in the united states, the body of the dead u.s. ambassador and his three colleagues that were killed in the attack or brought home. it was a part of the world in which it once had real political power. -- they once had real political power. >> and just a brief time ago, i spoke to jeremy in cairo. i asked what the sentiment was like. >> there is a lot of anger. in egypt, it has become more complicated because a lot of local issues have been grafted onto the initial anger about the film. now, i think what is significant today is that it has spread to other countries, and i think the more other countries, and because today is the muslim day of prayer, perhaps it might be the combination, but there have been people killed. and there are real, genuine grievances behind all of this. >> jeremy bowen in tahrir square for us there. i spoke with robin wright. thank you for coming in. has the tyranny of the dictator in the middle east been replaced by the tyranny of the mob? >> that is the great danger, and the fact that this has moved in
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Sep 17, 2012 5:30pm EDT
, but what has happened this, the united states has 16 trillion dollars in outstanding ious in the world, and we are spending a trillion dollars more each year than we have. so we have to go into the debt market regularly, and it puts everything in jeopardy, in peril. the treasury secretary, tim geithner, here in the u.s., is running around hollering fire. we've got to do something about this. the simple fact is that the politicians have not been willing to come up with a plan that would involve paying for republicans and democrats, something that is a compromise. so we head into this election with the financial house that is not in order. >> you are very clear in this book that this president, unlike previous presidents, has not worked his will. what are the consequences of that? >> they may be very substantial. president reagan in and president clinton, you can criticize them, and a lot of people would, but they had a way of carrying things over the finish line and getting their way. obama is still distant, somewhat removed from this. he has not engaged on a personal level enough with
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Sep 24, 2012 5:30pm EDT
that abu hamza -- >> the european court has ruled that abu hamza can be extradited to the united states. in america, abu hamza is accused of planning at terrorist training camp in oregon and assisting hostage-taking. the former israeli prime minister ehud olmert has received a fine and a suspended sentence and the corruption case -- in the corruption case. roman catholics in germany who have opted out of paying the country's religious tax will not be denied holy communion -- will now be denied holy communion and religious burial. this brings the church about $6.5 billion per year. china has moved a step closer towards drawn a line under its biggest political scandal in decades -- drawing a line under its biggest political scandal in decades. we told you about the crime committed by the wife of bo xilai. one of the most powerful figures in the country was jailed today for 15 years. now officials can deal with bo xilai himself, who was once destined for a leadership role in the party. >> in just a few weeks, china will unveil a new leadership. the men who will govern 1/fifth -- 1/5 of hum
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Sep 29, 2012 5:00am EDT
of the united states? which is that this country has become ungovernable. its politics are poisonous. miami dade colleges the biggest in the nation. 175,000 students. all of them called on the streets in this massive voter registration drive which comes at the end of months of court battles over access. what i need you need? how far in advance can you do it? poorer voters are less likely to get to the polls on time. folks think florida republicans are fighting dirty. >> the efforts have come from republicans. in essence, you have the fact of suppressing the vote. >> that is what you see the purpose is? >> exactly. >> that is a fundamental issue at the heart of american democracy. if you think people are trying to stop their opponent's voting. >> extremely self. especially when the people that are registered to vote are with a red -- organization like ours. they are normally minorities. by stopping third party organizations from registering, you're stopping minorities from registering. >> on the other side of the fence, they seem equally bitter. the conservative talk radio station caters to an au
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Sep 18, 2012 6:00pm EDT
it become a genuine crisis. it's also a reminder to the united states of why it is seen as important by many nations in asia that we stay as a balancing factor in the military relationship there >> warner: china doesn't like that >> they would prefer it to having japan arm itself. so everybody resents the u.s. presence but is more comforting than the most obvious alternative >> warner: do you have a prediction? >> i think it will calm down but the issues will be simmering for some time. all the territorial maritime issues that are taking place now are of a peace. the political process is still playing out in china. the leaders there want to contain the damage to themselves but they don't want to be so suppressing of popular opinion that they're seen as opposing popular will on the issue of sovereignty >> warner: or out of touch. doug paal and jim fall owes, thank you. >> woodruff: next, seeking peace in syria and around the globe. jeffrey brown talks to former u.n. secretary general kofi annan. >> brown: kofi annan's first career u.n. staffer to rise to head the organization has spent more t
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Sep 23, 2012 4:00pm EDT
the moment in president obama's state of the union message when he said, "citizens united is going to invite contributions from foreign companies." >>> last week the supreme court reversed a century of law that i believe will open the flood gates for special interests including foreign corporations. >>> and justice alito out there, "no, it's not true." is it true? >> the reason there was a bone of contention there is that in citizens united itself, stevens, justice stevens and his dissent had said, "this is going to allow foreign money in." the majority in their opinion responded to stevens and said, "there's nothing in this case that has anything to do with foreign money. we're talking about corporate money only. there's a whole separate ban on foreign money in u.s. elections, and that is not being challenged today. so that law remains in place." the issue behind it all is how do we know? if you have all these anonymous sources of spending, we have no way of knowing where the money is coming from. >> take aramco, for example. we talked about the american petroleum institute earlier. one of
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Sep 6, 2012 6:00pm EDT
, there is instincts, there's tough calls. >> mr. speaker, the president of the united states. >> woodruff: one of the criticisms of mr. obama's leadership is that he's had so much difficulty winning support from congress. many republicans say that's because he was too beholden to his democratic base. tom davis is a former g.o.p. congressman from virginia. >> when he got elected i think he had every intention of trying to bring everybody together behind him, let's work together, but he had a democratic congress. the minute you go over and sit down with the republicans you'll have pelosi and the democrats fighting saying "we won the election." so the pressure is for him to produce a work product and the republicans weren't going to follow over and say "oh, yeah, let's work together." it's tough situation. when your party controls both houses, those interest groups control the agenda. they don't want to give it away to the other side. >> reporter: but the number two democrat, dick durbin, said the president often took on leaders of his own party. he recounted a late night white house meeting on h
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Sep 15, 2012 4:00am EDT
of things that were not done. simple, humanitarian acts that had not been done by the united states government or the government of the confederacy. so what i find so uplifting about it is watching as drew was saying this response which is profoundly human and speaks to what we all have inside ourselves. the desire to find something larger. not just in a beyond but a larger here and now. some larger sense of identity. some value in the real world that's beyond our own immediate reach. and you see that in a profound way in the civil war, the battlefields. >> rose: we have talked about some other battles. the get sees berg address said what about this? >> well, the get sees berg address read in the context of this understanding of death takes on a particular force in that what lincoln is really trying to do is say what are all these deaths for. and how do they redefine who we are as a people. these people who died that a nation might live so their deaths are the source of a nation's survival. that ties the nation so tightly to the sacrifice. but then he also talks about what the unite
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Sep 11, 2012 7:00pm EDT
with the european debt crisis, and even within the united states, with it being an election year. >> reporter: but burberry says it has been talking to other luxury goods makers, so it knows it's not alone in seeing the slowdown. as a result, luxury good stocks like lvmh, tiffany, and coach also fell today, although they didn't get hit nearly as hard as burberry. it's not just luxury firms getting hurt by the global slowdown. many other bellwether firms have said revenues are suffering due to weaker sales in china, europe and elsewhere. in the s&p 500, there have been 88 negative pre-announcements for the third quarter so far, and only 20 positive ones. >> the number of negative pre- announcements we've received is the worst in over a decade. we've already seen analysts become very bearish on these companies. >> reporter: last week, chipmaker intel drastically reduced its sales forecast, warning consumers and businesses are buying fewer personal computers. the company also withdrew its full-year guidance, which is seen as a sign of extreme uncertainty. and fedex recently cut its earnings fore
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Sep 14, 2012 7:00pm EDT
. the united states is simply about to go through a period where we must repair our balance sheet. >> susan: any diskrorses to make on the stacks. >> we own everything we recommend or are in the process of buying. >> susan: another that's great. thank so much randall. randall ely, of the edgar j. lomack company. >> susie: fashion week has been taking place in new york city this week. the shows are invitation-only, and give celebrities and fashion writers the first glimpse of a designer's newest collection. nanette lepore was one of the nearly 100 designers featured at the event. if you don't know who she is, you could soon be seeing her name in a well-known, national department store chain. erika miller reports from the runway. >> reporter: the colors are bright, the prints bold, the fabrics soft and delicate. designer nanette lepore says the inspiration for her latest collection came from a vase. >> i was inspired by the porcelain room at the charlottenburg palace in berlin. some of the dresses toward the end of the show just look like they are made of glass because of the organza and th
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Sep 21, 2012 7:00pm EDT
is the place to be. >> would you rather be in singapore than the united states? >> i would. i think they perform better than the u.s. >> tom: you are investing in u.s.ag culture. they make ammonia nitrogen. >> this is a seven percent yield. >> food prices are rising and hence the demand for fertilizer rising, and ammonium nitrate and the ammonia are the ingredients. >> and -- >> it's really all things coming together >> chris, last time we had you are, march 16th. 2012. >> tom: apple launched iphone today. you liked three stocks back then, including kbe, a bank exchange traded fund. it's down two percent. and emerging markets and corporate fund fund up five percent, and a real estate investment fund up almost 18%. you style like these? >> i like them all, and certainly the emerging bond fund, pays five percent, and the reits, pay seven%. great opportunities. >> you own these? >> i always eat my own cooking. >> serving it up, chris orndorff with western assets. >> susie: and looking ahead. from the n.y.s.e. to the c.m.e., it's politics in the pits. what are the critical issues for tr
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Sep 26, 2012 7:00pm EDT
such as in europe. >> tom: i want to ask about demand here in the united states, because natural gas prices have been very low for quite some period of time thanks to new drilling techniques that have led to an abundance of natural gas. how high are natural gas prices have to go in order for your industry, the coal miners, to begin to see a pickup in demand domestically? >> well, when we see gas get back to the $3 range, coal will be back in money in terms of dispatching the electricity market. i think it's public policys that don't allow us to compete and we're starting to see what we believe are bad public policys that are going to carry bad chemical weaponss for american business and american consumers. >> tom: i want to ask you about one of those, an e. p. a. rule that would require plants built after april 2013, power plants, to have carbon capture technology. what kind of impact may that have on coal demand there after? >> well, tom, that is a policy that says we're not going to invest in the future of coal and future of clean coal technology, because if you're going to require something t
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Sep 27, 2012 7:00pm EDT
, the ability to grab market share. it has continued to see its market share erode down to 10% in the united states now compared to google and apple which have been growing their share. >> well, there is positives in the results and it was nice to see the total subscriber base grow to that 80 million it is important to remember that the company still saw revenue decline by 31% on a year-over-year basis. the number of units that were shipped, that 7.4 million for the entire quarter that compared to the 5 million apple sold and on its first weekend of sales are for thix phone 5. so this is a company that has-losing share, people view the platform as being behind the curve technologically and they still have a lot of ground to cover to catch up. >> does it have any price pog we are when it comes to its new device the blackberry -- in other words, it may not make it up on volume but can it continue to see margins and perhaps even increase margins within the company posted a loss this quarter and the expectations are they are going to post a loss in the next your as well. so they are not driving
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Sep 2, 2012 4:00pm EDT
's back. now it wasn't just a publicity stunt that gave the united states a black eye, just the transaction costs for having to manipulate all the money and stave off the debt ceiling cost, according to the government accountability office, $1.3 billion. >> and why did that impasse occur? why couldn't they solve the deficit crisis? or why wouldn't they solve the deficit crisis? >> because they believed that they had obama over a barrel. and that they could force him to do what they wanted, which was to radically downsize all domestic discretionary spending. and he wasn't going to do it. and that's how we got to that situation. >> what do you think's going to happen after the election, no matter who wins? because the popular expectation is that we're heading toward a fiscal cliff. are we going to go through in those few months between the election and the inauguration, what we went through with the deficit crisis that you just talked about? >> i would say the likeliest possibility is that we'll get some sort of short-term extension of the provisions to kick the can down the r
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Sep 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
of cases that have interpreted the constitution of the united states around equal rights and so when we talk about the importance of the presidency it's certainly about the economic issues of that nature. but this could have impacts for hundreds of years. >> i do have to ask this question. there's going to be 28 women paraded on the stage tonight to talk about the power of the republican party. >> we only have 17% of women in congress. we only have 17 women senators, we only have six governors who are women we still have a very long way to go and when the house of representatives is having a hearing about access to birth control and the first panel is devoid of a woman, women women's voices aren't being heard. >> ifill: thank you both, one of those women is on the floor right now, that's congresswoman nidia valasquez of new york. >> i am proud to speak to you as a hispanic american. as a proud latina and a puerto rican. (cheers and applause) from being the first in my family to attend college to becoming the first latina to chair a full congressional committee in congress, my story has
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Sep 30, 2012 4:00pm EDT
on these changes to the law before they were introduced in state houses across the country. >> the united states of alec. and -- >>> we had a drum roll of media attention that said if you don't stop and watch the debates that night you're really missing out on an important cultural moment. >> announcer, funding is provided by, carnegie corporation of new york, celebrating 100 years of philanthropy and committed to doing real and permanent good in the world. the kohlberg foundation. independent production fund, with support from the partridge foundation, a john and polly guth charitable fund. the clements foundation. park foundation, dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues. the herb alpert foundation, supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society. the bernard and audre rapoport foundation. the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. more information at macfound.org." anne gumowitz. the betsy and jesse fink foundation. the hkh foundation. barbara g. fleischman
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